We are pleased to announce the first four acts in our PURE series for 2015. Starting on Thursday 29th January with David Hick, Mike Shaw & Friends on 5th February, Now, Nows on 12th Feb and Jilly Riley on 19th February.
Come join us at The Hop, Wakefield for good beer, great music and a nice chilled atmosphere – the perfect way to ease into the weekend.
Music starts at 9pm in the downstairs bar. Free entry, and fabulous music guaranteed!
We are overjoyed to be able to say that our application process for Clarence 2015 is now open!
The Clarence Park Music Festival is Yorkshire’s longest running free music festival, which has thousands of visitors enjoying music over a (hopefully sunny) weekend in July.
On 25th and 26th July, 2015 we will be listening to a large number of bands, of a wide variety of styles and genres. We try to use a mix of new and local bands, and it’s always great to have new music. Wakefield has a strong and vibrant music scene, with a number of live music venues constantly on the lookout for new bands. Playing at Clarence is not only a chance to play a festival, but is also an introduction to the promoters and venue owners in the area.
We have hundreds of applications every year, and there are one or two things that you can do to make yours stand out:
have plenty of video – it’s always great to see live performances.
try and have a couple of contrasting tracks in your application.
a good website or facebook page helps, with plenty of information about the band.
make sure that the contact details you use are actually going to work – there’s nothing worse for us than seeing a band that we would love to play the festival, but then can’t get hold of.
Our band lineup will be decided in April next year, so you’ve got until then to get your applications in – our band application site is here, so please apply and we look forward to seeing you soon:
Sun 9th Nov: Harmonica and Guitar demonstration featuring Mick Shaw, Trad Music, Lower Warrengate, 2-4pm – FREE
Sun 9th Nov: The Roosters, Fernandes Brewery Tap, Avieson Yard, 4 – 6.30 pm – FREE
Sun 9Th Nov: Poorboy, The Hop, Bank Street, 7pm – late – FREE
Tickets for Slack Alice can be bought from Fernandes Brewery Tap, Wakefield Tourist Information Centre, or Trad Music. They can also be bought online at: http://www.unityworks.co.uk/event/kts-wakefield-city-rhythm-blues-festival/
Not long to go now folks, and the list of bands is now here. There are some amazing acts that are going to sound fantastic up on Clarence Park hill, so fetch your picnic blankets and rock up to enjoy Yorkshire’s longest running free music festival. Can’t wait to see you there!